Exhibition, films and public lectures at NIO on 26 & 29 September


24/09/2014 … National Institute of Oceanography (CSIR-NIO), Goa, will celebrate the 72ndFoundation Day of its parent organization, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on  26th of September,. On this occasion, students and members of public are invited from 9.30 to 12.30 to visit an exhibition showcasing models of research ships, oceanographic instruments as well as exhibits such as sea horses, marine minerals and marine archaeological artifacts and tolearn about different activities of the institute.  Films on ocean sciences will also be screened and there will be a lecture on ‘Careers in Oceanography” by one of the scientists of the Institute.

 A public lecture on “Natural calamity and human tragedy in Uttarakhand in the Himalaya” byProf. KS Valdiya, Padmashri and Honorary Professor of Geodynamics, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore is also scheduled at 16:00 on 26thSeptemberin the Cardium(NIO Auditorium).On 29th September at 16.00 pm, Prof. Valdiya will also deliver a lecture in Hindi on “Puraankaalmein Bharat kelogon kiekataakaaadbhut saphalprayaas”in the Cardium (NIO Auditorium).

 The speaker, Prof Valdiya, is a distinguished scientist, academician, author, and an active environmentalist, internationally recognized for his path-breaking work in the fields of geology and environmental science. Prof Valdiya’s fundamental studies on Uttarakhand Himalayas serve as a template for interpreting the structural architecture of the Himalayas.  For the last few years, Prof. Valdiya has been working on scienceoutreach programmes to popularize science among young students. Prof. Valdiya has been a recipient of several prestigious awards including PadmashriandHindi SeviSammaan (AtmaramPuraskaar) in 2007, G.M Modi Award for Science and Environment in 2012,National Mineral Award of Excellence in 1997, D.N. Wadia Medal in 1995, National Mineral Award in 1993, S.K. Mitra Award in 1991, Shanti SwarupBhatnagar Prize in 1976 and Chancellor’s Medal in 1954. He has been the Pitambar Pant Environment Fellow of Department of Environment & Forests (1982–1984) and National Lecturer of University Grants Commission (1977–1978). He is a Fellow of Indian National Science Academy, Indian Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, India, Third World Academy of Sciences and Geological Society of India. He is an Honorary Fellow of Geological Society of America and Geological Society of Nepal. He has served as Council Member in INSA (1984–1986) and as Member, Science Advisory Committee of the Prime Minister (1983–1988).

 CSIR-NIO invites all to visit its campus at Dona Paula on these days and interact with the scientists.